Using trust-based philanthropic principles to guide our grant efforts.
Our grant-making is centered on understanding our community needs, building meaningful relationships with our stakeholders, and being responsive to the feedback we receive about our grant processes. We invest in the nonprofit community using trust-based philanthropic principles to guide our grant efforts.
By partnering with the community, we aim to close the opportunity gap for the people in San Antonio who need it most. We offer general operating support to nonprofits of all sizes, to allow organizations to focus on meeting their mission and addressing the needs of individuals and communities they serve. In addition, providing multi-year support allows our nonprofit partners to achieve greater stability and greater ability to plan for future sustainability.
Our primary impact areas of Cultural Vibrancy, Livable and Resilient Communities, Successful Aging and Youth Success guide the bulk of our grant-making efforts. However, we offer a range of grant opportunities for organizations meeting their communities’ needs in Bexar County and the surrounding counties: Atascosa, Bandera, Comal, Guadalupe, Kendall, Medina and Wilson.
The Responsive Grants process is designed to leverage community leadership, convening power, and capacity building efforts to advance equity in San Antonio. By providing general operating awards, we take an asset-based approach to allow organizations to focus on mission and address the needs of individuals and communities they serve.
In speaking with many of our nonprofit partners, we heard that the shift to multi-year grants and our deepening commitment to putting trust-based philanthropy into practice has provided an element of stability during a time when so much is in flux. For many, this translated into a greater ability to plan for the coming year and in turn, greater stability in the programs and services this provides for our communities.
By partnering with the community, the Responsive Grants process aims to close the opportunity gap for the people in San Antonio who need it most. Our primary five impact areas include: Cultural Vibrancy, Livable and Resilient Communities, Successful Aging, and Youth Success.
Responsive Grants 2023-2025
The application for Cycle 1 (Cultural Vibrancy and Youth Success) is now closed.
The application for Cycle 2 (Livable and Resilient Communities and Successful Aging) is open April 26 – June 7.
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